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MOM Communications for December 2020

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Dear colleagues,

Here are the MOM communications for the month of December from Jan Schafberg, as well as Karl Walch’s “Thoughts on the Turn of the Year” and Josef Westermann’s interesting article as JGHV Director of Testing — both from the December issue of Der Jagdgebrauchshund.

With the new year 2021 in sight, here are a few other topics for your information and consideration:

1.  From today’s conversation with Jan Schafberg

  • Each JGHV member club:  Please fill out the attached FB 71 and return it by e-mail to Jan Schafberg by January 15, 2021.
  • Jan Schafberg just received the new issue of the Deutsches Gebrauchshund-Stammbuch DGStB which documents all test results and the work of the JGHV in the past year (i.e. 2019). Normally, he sends 2 copies of the DGStB to each club directly, but this year, he has asked if he could send them all to me for distribution because shipping costs from Germany to the U.S. are currently exorbitant. Please send me the name and contact information for one club member, whom I will send two copies of the DGStB.

2.  In speaking with Josef Westermann last week, I mentioned that I had a list of testing questions from North American clubs based on situations that arose during 2020 testing. Please send me any questions or situations that may have come up in your testing and about which you would like to get feedback from the JGHV’s DOT. I would be grateful if you could get these to me by Saturday, January 2, 2021, after which I’ll share whatever questions our clubs have with Josef Westermann.

3.  The new PowerPoint presentation for the Introduction to Judging and the JGHV for Apprentices is nearly complete, and I am waiting on just one more section for translation into English. When the PPP is ready (others presentations are in preparation), they must be “ordered” directly from Josef Westermann or Peggy Dornig. I have been asked not to distribute them in North America, and I’m told that the presentations you receive will be protected so that no editing is allowed. I will be in touch with you about this presentation which I expect to be ready by the first week of January. (I know it all sounds a bit weird, but the JGHV is trying to unify the material that is presented to both Apprentices and Verbandsrichter. My only concern, and I’m sharing this feedback, is that some of the material is a bit removed from our situation in North America.)

4.  As mentioned last month, I would like to suggest that the Chairpersons of all JGHV member clubs in North America participate in a audio or video conference in January to discuss the status of the “Committee” that our clubs chose to set up in 2018/2019 in response to the JGHV’s request to establish a central contact that would function as a liaison between Germany and North America. Thus, I herewith invite all of you, as the Chairpersons of the JGHV member clubs in North America, to participate in a 60 minute call or video conference on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 8 pm Central. I will send out links and dial-in numbers in early January.

Please share any feedback on any of the points above or other issues that I may have forgotten.

I wish you all a healthy, joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year 2021!

Ken Bremer

P.S. For those clubs using the testing software JAPA, Andreas Schwabe just emailed that the target date for the new English language version of JAPA is the end of January 2021.



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